Berkeley Unified made history by voluntarily integrating its schools 50 years ago this fall. In a special three-part series, Berkeleyside explores that history and its legacy in a very different present-day Berkeley.
Berkeley school news — in brief.
While the universal ninth grade is new, efforts to “redesign” Berkeley High in the name of equity are not. In a special three-part series, Berkeleyside examines the then and now.
50 years ago Berkeley voluntarily integrated its schools. Even back then the district recognized that newly diverse classrooms demanded a diverse teaching force. In Part 3 of our deep dive we look at the situation today.
Berkeley transportation planners don’t just look at the flow of cars on streets anymore. They try to consider the needs of people, bicyclists, and wheelchair users too.
The judges selected Natalie Orenstein’s three-part series Beyond The Buses which explored the legacy of Berkeley’s unprecedented voluntary school integration.
Using over-sized scissors, Berkeley officials on Friday opened a model ‘Complete Streets’ project that should make cyclists, drivers, transit-users and pedestrians very happy.
Berkeleyside won the community journalism honor for the third time. Natalie Orenstein was recognized for her series on Berkeley’s landmark school integration program.